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Go Green – It’s good for the world and good for bringing in hotel guests. Sustainable tourism is not just a rising travel trend. Eco-consciousness is also quickly becoming a priority for hospitality leaders and hotel businesses around the world. This is due to the fact that tourism contributes to about 5% of global greenhouse gas emissions — a figure that Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership expects to grow by 130% by 2035. Fortunately, hoteliers have realized that... READ MORE
Make your bathroom appear twice as large with these three clever visual tricks   Poor lighting will make a small bathroom feel even more cramped than it already is. Luckily, with glare-free, balanced natural light and creative visual placements, you can quickly and easily transform your dark and dreary bathroom.   READ MORE
"Guest-ify your house." Prepping for the holidays can be stressful — there's no doubt about that. But with a little cheerful planning and a few updates, you can turn your home into a comfy and cozy space for guests. Follow these helpful tips to guide you down the right path for a stress-free holiday season: READ MORE
The good news is there’s help. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that's related to the changes in seasons. If you're like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping your energy, making you feel moody and causing you to withdraw socially. So, why do we get SAD? While researchers have yet to discover the specific cause for SAD, we do know one main source that causes us to feel this way: Lack of sunlight. The... READ MORE
Did you know that by the time a student graduates from high school, she or he has spent 15,600 hours inside a school building? It is perhaps no surprise then, that classroom design has a significant impact on effective learning, as well as children’s health and well-being. Of all of the classroom design options available to improve student performance and health in today’s classrooms, it is access to daylight that has been proven to have the most positive effects.   Why daylight? READ MORE
Want to see how you can design with daylight in spaces that were once considered impossible?  Here are five strategies you can incorporate into your building design to maximize the benefits of daylighting with Tubular Daylighting Devices (TDDs). Check out these amazing projects where architects have used Solatube Daylighting Systems with brilliant results. READ MORE
Want to stay put? Here's how Solatube can help. As we age, a home that we have lived comfortably in for many years can become difficult to navigate. There’s a lot to think about when improving your home to create a safe environment that you can grow old in. READ MORE
Inspiration can come from the most unlikely places. We are all constantly surrounded by creative design. Whether it’s via the route you take to work each day, the designs you review as a creative team or the places you head to outside of the office, there is never a lack of creative inspiration. One of the best kept secrets in design is utilizing daylight in creative ways in our environments. READ MORE
Summer has plenty of pleasures to enjoy–but those sweltering dog days? Not so much. Get comfortable (without sending your electric bill soaring) with cool ventilation solutions for your home. READ MORE
Looking for home improvement ideas? Most homeowners with an eye to sprucing things up often forget one important question: how bright is your home? A well-lit space makes all the difference when it comes to creating a cheerful and beautiful home. And brightness is not just about changing the kind of light bulbs you use — you need to look at the big picture. Here are a few ways to shed a little light on the subject. READ MORE